The Rivendell Children and Youth Center has opened a day hospital treatment program.

The center offers inpatient psychiatric care to children and adolescents. The addition of the day hospital program will assure Rivendell graduates a successful transition from the structured therapeutic atmosphere of the inpatient program to the choices and environments outside.In a less restrictive atmosphere, children receive the advantages of the inpatient program while integrating with the community and family. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for about 60 days, adolescents receive individual, group, family and activity therapy and an academic program.

Rivendell has also initiated a community counseling program, to provide a community-based approach to reintegrating graduates into the community. A community counselor supports each youth involved in the day hospital and post-care programs.